The Mennonite - May 2016
"for the record" - Deaths:
Babin.- Sharon K. Schmucker, 68, Goshen, Ind., died March 19. Parents: Willard and Dorothy Sumpter Schmucker. Children: Michael Babin, Marc Babin; six grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Bauman.- Harold E., 93, Goshen, Ind., died March 28. Spouse: Carolyn W. Hertzler, Spouse: Elizabeth Hershberger Bauman (deceased). Parents: Norman and Ella Shoup Bauman. Children: Philip Bauman, John Bauman, David Bauman, Rebecca Bauman; seven grandchildren. Funeral: April 9 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Bucher.- Kathryn Ellen Hostetter, 91, Harman, W.V., died March 16. Spouse: Samuel J. Bucher (deceased). Parents: D. Ralph and Kathryn E. Hostetter. Step-children: Sarah Ellen Myers, S. Jonathan Bucher, Mary Beth Lind, J. Daniel Bucher; seven step-grand-children; 14 step-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 19 at Harman Church of the Brethren.
Ebersole.- Charles Edward, 94, Sterling, Ill., died April 1. Spouse: Joyce Helen VanHorne Ebersole (deceased). Parents: Roy Henry Ebersole and Ruth Nice Ebersole. Step-children: Kenneth Ebersole, Donna Beard, Christine Kuntz, Dorrine Evitt, Kathy Bilderback. Funeral: April 9 at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.
Friesen.- Menno M., 83, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Spouse: Shirley Penner Friesen. Parents: Henry A. and Margaret L. Loewen Friesen. Children: Paul S. Friesen, Laura J. Friesen Strain, Julia Y. Friesen Morency, eight grandchildren. Funeral: April 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Geiser.- Clayton Daniel, 91, Kidron, Ohio, died March 6. Spouse: Anna Jean Amstutz Gerber Geiser (deceased). Spouse: Della Nussbaum Geiser (deceased). Parents: Benjamin F. and Anna Lehman Geiser. Children: Thomas Geiser, Keith Geiser, Sharon Gerber Amstutz, Norm Geiser, Norm Geiser, Bill Geiser, Anita Weaver, Les Geiser; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.
Goshow.- Ezra M., 96, Souderton, Pa., died March 1. Spouse: Ruth A. Moyer Goshow (deceased). Parents: Henry N. and Katie Moyer Goshow. Children: John M. Goshow, Ronald M. Goshow, Ruthanne Goshow, Mary Jane Yoder, Linda Sue Derstine, Laurel Marie Moyer; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Summit Auditorium.
Graber.- Fredrick John, 64, Marion, S.D., died March 18. Spouse Lucille Glanzer Graber. Parents: John P. and Velda Schrag Graber. Children: Charles Graber, Richard Graber. Funeral: March 25 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Gunden.- Opal Elizabeth Barkey, 92, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Spouse: Ralph Jason Gunden (deceased). Parents: Elmer Hunsberger Barkey and Dola Mast Barkey. Children: Elizabeth Gunden Landis, Mary Jean Gunden, James Gunden; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Harder.- Estella C. Loewen, 93, Mountain Lake, Minn., died April 11. Spouse: Jacob W. Harder (deceased). Parents: Nicolai F. and Katharina Dick Loewen. Children: Karen Barkman, Jane Goering, Jacob S. Harder, Grace Kratovil; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.
Hostetler.- Sarah Jeanette Plank Miller, 89, West Liberty, Ohio, died Jan. 19. Spouse: David H. Hostetler. Spouse: Leonard Miller (deceased). Parents: Samuel C. and Golda Ellen Yoder Plank. Children: Linda Kulp, Keith Hostetler, Enid Schloneger, Kathy Schmucker, Amy Sharp, Bob Miller, Rex Miller, Don Miller. Funeral: Jan. 23 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
Hughes.- Lina S.Yoder, 82, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 7, 2015, of a heart attack. Spouse: Theodore G. Hughes. Parents: Levi A. and Cora E. Yoder Yoder. Children: Nancy D. Lenhardt, Curtis G. Hughes, Mary E. Bauer, B. David Hughes; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 10 at Souderton Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold